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US, Sweden, Finland Launch New Format Talks: Dancing To Washington's Tune

59 percent of Finns are opposed to NATO membership. Only 22 percent support the idea... Finland started preparations for a major military exercise of a scale it had not arranged since the end of the Cold War. “If there’s a crisis, it will be good for us to practice receiving help...”

Disaster In Red: The 100th Anniversary Of The Russian Socialist Revolution

“Socialism-in-practice” created a chamber of horrors in which the individual was reduced to a mere expendable “cog in the wheel” to serve the collective good, or made into “enemies of the people” to be eliminated as the prelude to building the “bright, beautiful communist future.”

Paradise Papers: Massive New Leak Exposes Tax-Haven Secrets, Links Wilbur Ross To Russia

A huge new leak of offshore tax-haven documents dubbed the "Paradise Papers", reveals again how the ultra-wealthy, including the Queen's private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. They also reveal that Trump's commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, is shown to have a stake in a firm dealing with Russians sanctioned by the US.

Who Feels EU Membership Has Paid Off? (Spoiler Alert: Not Italy)

Despite the rising euroskepticism and populist turmoil, majorities in many countries feel they have benefited from EU membership (90% of the Irish). However, three nations currently have a majority of their citizens who see the EU as a net negative...

NATO "Concerned By Russia's Military Buildup Close To Our Borders"

"For NATO to be alleging to be 'concerned by Russia’s military buildup close to our borders' is amazing, since NATO is militarily building up not only 'close to' Russia’s borders, but right on Russia’s borders (such as in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) and is now seeking to add Ukraine as a member,.."

Is Saudi Arabia's Grand Strategy Shifting?

"Even in this era of global paradigmatic changes, Saudi Arabia’s shifting grand strategy is perhaps one of the most surprising developments to occur thus far..."

Hundreds Of Tanks And Howitzers From The United States Arrive In Poland

On September 13 American military equipment arrived in the port of Gdansk, Radio Poland reports, where more than a thousand pieces of American military equipment from the Second Anti-tank Brigade Combat Team were unloaded at the port, including Abrams tanks, Bradley combat vehicles, Paladin howitzers and other combat equipment

European Court Orders EU Countries To Take Migrants

The September 6 ruling, which has been hailed as a victory for European federalism, highlights the degree to which the European Union has usurped decision-making powers from its 28 member states. The ruling also showcases how the EU's organs of jurisprudence have become politicized.

Europe Is Committing Demographic Suicide

"Muslim believers know very well that their fertility is such today, that they call it... the Great Replacement. They tell you in a very calm, very positive way: One day all this, all this will be ours..." - Luc Ravel, The Archbishop of Strasbourg.

Gavekal On The Coming Clash Of Empires: Russia's Role As A Global Game-Changer

Just when China is starting to offer an alternative—an alternative that the US should be trying to bury—the US is moving to “weaponize” the dollar and pound other nations—even those as geo-strategically vital as Russia—for simple domestic political reasons. It all seems so short-sighted.